A unique evening in a unique location: Within the hallowed walls of the former Parliament building
where the great Dukes of Burgundy once presided; step back in time for an
evening of medieval music accompanied by the tasting of 6 emblematic wines from
Maison Joseph Drouhin.
In partnership with the 'Menestrels de Bourgogne' the
evening will consist of a programme of musical pieces dating from the 14th
and 15th centuries, interspersed with the commented tasting of a
selection of our wines.
The 'Menestrels de Bourgogne' were founded in 2004 and
since that time have worked to rediscover and bring forth ancient manuscripts
and musical partitions from this prestigious repertoire. They have recreated copies of medieval
instruments, and their concert dress corresponds to the costumes worn by court
minstrels from that period. It is only
fitting that this group of musicians, who are dedicated to promoting a musical
style which was at its highlight in the middle ages should be playing a concert
in one of the most prestigious and important buildings of that era.
Rendez-vous at the Oenotheque Joseph Drouhin at 6.30
A short introduction to the Maison Joseph Drouhin will
be followed by a welcome drink with the first of our wines accompanied by
gougeres (Burgundy speciality - small cheese puffs).
Bernard Chevallier will then introduce the Menestrels
de Bourgogne and give a commentary on the style of music, and the musical
instruments used during the era of the Dukes of Burgundy. Some pieces that will be played, the
manuscripts of which were recently discovered, have wine as their theme. We know that the Dukes of Burgundy also gave
great importance to the quality of wine making in our region. The evening continues as music is alternated
with wine tasting enabling you to discover the different wine regions of
There is no more fitting place than the former Burgundy
Parliament building to be uniting music and wine together for this special
event. The Dukes themselves would be
smiling on us!
If you wish to reserve your places for this
informative, entertaining and convivial event, or if you require any further
information then please contact Jacquie Morrison or Raphael Febvret by phone on +33(0)220.127.116.11.88 or by clicking here: